Samsung launched its Galaxy Z Fold 5 globally in the Galaxy Unpacked Event. Within a short time, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 have been launched in Kathmandu as well. It is the largest, most expensive, most luxurious, and most powerful foldable smartphone in the market for 2023. It’s not just for the Nepali market, it’s for every market. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is a technological icon because foldable phones are still a very special breed of phone. We had some experience with the phone during the launch event so we have quite a few things to share.
The Z Fold 5 is definitely a premium device and it is a thing that only a few people purchase. It is both a utility product and a status symbol as of now. Very less people own or have actually seen a foldable smartphone. So this is definitely an iconic device. Moreover, many features have been upgraded too. It has come a long way after Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 2 but it has kept a lot of the same hardware. Now, let’s dive into the specifications, notable features, official pricing, and availability of the Galaxy Z Fold 5.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 Specifications and Overview
- Screens: 2 (Foldable and non-foldable cover)
- Foldable: 7.6 Inches Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X Screen
- Resolution: 1812×2176
- Peak Brightness: 1750 nits
- Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
- HDR: HDR10+
- Cover: 6.2 inches Dynamic AMOLED 2X
- Resolution: 904×2316
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2
- Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
- HDR: HDR10+
- Foldable: 7.6 Inches Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X Screen
- SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (Octa-Core)
- CPU Details: 3.36 GHz Cortex-X3 Single Core, 2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 Dual-Core, 2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 Dual-Core, and 2.0 GHz Cortex-A510 Tri-Core sets
- GPU: Adreno 740
- Memory: 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM
- Storage: 256/512/1024 GB UFS 4.0 Internal (No micro SD Card support)
- Battery: 4400 mAh Lithium Polymer
- Charging Rate: 25W Fast with wire, 15W Fast wireless, 4.5W Reverse
- Back Camera: 3 Modules
- Wide Angle: 50 Megapixel with f/1.8 aperture, (Dual Pixel PDAF & OIS)
- Ultrawide: 12 Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture (123˚ FOV)
- Telephoto: 10 Megapixel with f/2.4 aperture (OIS & 3x Optical zoom)
- Video: HDR10+, Stereo sound, 8K at 30 fps, 4K at 30/60 fps, 1080p at 30/60/240 fps, and 720p at 960 fps
- Front Camera:
- Folding Side: 4 Megapixel with f/1.8 aperture (Under Display)
- Outer Cover Side: 10 Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture
- OS: Android 13 (One UI 5.1.1)
- Connectivity: USB Type-C 3.2
- Sensors: Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Barometer, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyrosensor
Also Read: Samsung Mobiles Price in Nepal
Design and Hinge
Starting from the design, Samsung has a head start compared to every other brand because of being the pioneer of the foldable. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 marks its 5 years journey and brings pretty neat design changes compared to its previous predecessor. At first, it has the new Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on the outer display which improves its overall durability. Even though this is foldable with moving parts, it is rated IPX8 water resistant which is pretty cool.
The phone weighs around 253 grams and has a dimension of 154.9 mm x 67.1 mm x 13.4 mm while being folded and has a dimension of 154.9 mm x 129.9 mm x 6.1 mm flat when opened. If we compare the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 with last year’s Z Fold 4, the design, and dimensions all remain the same but a major change is in the hinge.
Samsung has introduced its new “Flex Hinge” mechanism with the Z Fold 5. This technology allows the phone to open at a full 180° angle and fold at 0° making the Z Fold 5 a tad bit slimmer when folded. This means the hinge mechanism is smaller, more precise, and folds completely flat. Samsung states that its product has endured 200,000 folds after 5 years of everyday use.
A premium device should definitely have powerful hardware and Z Fold 5 does have all the powerful parts with it. At first, the phone has Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 which is the same processor as it is in the Galaxy S23 series. This is a big upgrade from the processor on the Galaxy S22 series. And just like predecessors, there is 12 GB RAM which is still a fantastic thing. The major upgrade is in storage as it uses UFS 4.0. For the battery, there is 4400 mAh and 25W fast charge support. It is quite interesting to see that Samsung hasn’t still implemented faster charge technology in its flagship devices. It may be for safety reasons.
Moving to the display the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 stands at the forefront of innovation. It has a foldable display on the inside which is a 7.6 inches slim “Infinity Flex Display”. It has a pixel density of 374 PPI and a resolution of 904×2316. Similarly, on the front side, there is a 6.2 inches “Infinity-O Display” with a pixel density of 402 PPI. Both internal and outer screens have a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate (48 -120Hz), and HDR10+ certification for a vivid and fluid user experience.
The most significant improvement in the Z Fold 5 regarding display is the main display has a peak brightness of 1,750 nits whereas the Fold 4 had 1,200 nits. One more interesting thing about this display is that there is S Pen support but it is not included in the box. It may be intriguing to use S Pen but one must be careful to crease the screen with lots of use.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 has a powerful camera system that appeals to both passionate photographers and multimedia makers. Its rear camera configuration includes a 50 MP sensor with a wide-angle lens, a 10 MP camera with 3x optical zoom, and a 12 MP ultra-wide angle camera with a 123-degree field of view that captures huge landscapes. This dynamic trio allows users to capture amazing photos that highlight every single detail. For selfies and video calls, Z Fold 5 users may choose between a 10 MP cover camera or a covert 4 MP under-display camera on the front. As apparent as it is the front 10 MP camera is better in taking selfies.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 video capability is also at the flagship level. As a top-tier device, it supports a variety of recording modes, including 8K at 30fps, 4K at 60fps, and 1080p at 60/240fps (gyro-EIS), providing smooth and high-quality footage. While the camera system provides consistent and reliable performance, it’s worth noting that the Z Fold 5 lacks major enhancements over its predecessor, leaving room for further innovation unexplored.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 Price in Nepal, Availability, and Pre-Booking
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 price in Nepal is Rs 2,39,999 for the 512GB variant and Rs 2,36,999 for the 256 GB variant. As Fold 5 is a very premium device with foldable technology, it is quite expensive, The most important and costly parts are foldable screen, motherboard, and hinge technology. So if you want to be that person in the group who wants to experience luxury and have the latest gadget among friends then it is the most unique phone to have. Our recommendation is that you should make use of the big screen for productivity and entertainment.
Pre-Booking: The pre-booking of Galaxy Z Fold 5 in Nepal is open from 7th August 2023 to 30th August 2023. Customers can easily preorder the Galaxy Z Fold 5 Series from Samsung Plaza, Hukut, and official retail outlets.
Pre-Booking Offers: Samsung Nepal usually gives a price close to the USA price. Moreover, the company also provides additional pre-order benefits to sweeten the deal. When you buy the latest flagship phones after official sales, you get them at retail price but in prebooking, you get extra gifts, gadgets, and value. Taking benefit of these deals is not possible later and it is better to grab the offer if you are sure to purchase the latest Galaxy Z Fold 5 phones.
For those early birds who choose to pre-book the entry-level 256GB variant of the Samsung Galaxy Fold 5, Samsung Nepal will provide any one of the following as per customers’ choice.
- A complimentary storage upgrade to a large 512GB and a beautiful Slim S Pen cover.
- The opportunity to get a 24″ Essential S3 Monitor for Rs. 3,000.
- The prestigious Galaxy Watch 6 Classic for 47mm for Rs. 40,000.
It’s a tempting bundle deal that might make your decision to pre-order even more beneficial.
Breakage Insurance and Exchange Offer
The new Z series phones of 2023 do have Gorilla Glass Victus 2 and a stronger aluminum frame but it is better to have peace of mind with insurance. Samsung Nepal is also providing one-year breakage insurance for one year in partnership with NLG Insurance Company Limited and one-time protection film replacement as the inner screen is made of up plastic.
In order to bring previous owners to the new generation, Samsung has an exchange offer from Arko Store where users can get additional cash benefits up to Rs 4,000 on top of fair valuation. Arko Phone or Arko Store is a mobile exchange facility provided or actually owned by IMS Group.
How to Buy Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 on 0% EMI
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is one of the most premium smartphones in the market. It is a dream phone of many but huge cash can be a problem even for a salaried person. Therefore, Samsung has partnered with banks to provide new Galaxy Z Fold 5 series smartphones in EMI or installment. Samsung Nepal is providing a 0% interest EMI facility that starts at Rs 11,350.
Customers are required to visit their nearest retailer offering Samsung Insta Finance. This is an efficient and straightforward approach that eliminates the necessity of possessing a credit card for the procedure. Samsung is one of the only brand that is providing EMI without need of credit card.